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Another Day In Paradise

Overview

Property Details

Updated: Jul 19, 2016
Condo, 1 Bedrooms, 1 Baths, 5 Sleeps

Book NOW for 2016, Inquiries have started and the prime dates are going quickly!!! ~ Comfortable, Recently updated (winter 2015), modern, private and only minutes from St Joseph with a private beach (and bluff) to relax and watch the stunning sunsets across the Lake!!! Forget the cold winter, spring is near and summer is only an email away -- book now to get away and stay with us as we continue to offer Another Day in Paradise to all!! Its going to be awesome -- sun, beach and Lake MI -- just for you!! This property has been a stop for vacationers since the early 1900's. Nestled on top of a protective bluff, the Condo sits on a portion of the most beautiful beachfront property in the United States. Only when witnessing some of the most stunning sunsets across the massive Lake, will you truly realize what a hidden treasure this place is. Perfect getaway (Less than 2 hrs from Chicago) for couples and families alike. Connect with your kids or re-connect with your significant other (or both) without the hassle of airport security or SALT! Added bonus, No Sharks!! A short trip to Southwest Michigan will leave you wondering why you have not been here before. Live and RE-Live what will be 'Another Day in Paradise' with us in 2016 and beyond!!

  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Born and raised in Iowa -- found my way to Chicago after college -- and then found a little piece of 'paradise' in Michigan a short time later. Engaged on the Bluff, Married on the beach and now we have two little boys who absolutely love everything there is to our 'Michigan home'. With a 5 year old with an extra chromosome and his baby brother who is learning everything so very fast, our lives seem to speed by way too fast. It doesn't happen as much as it should, but a quick trip to Michigan puts everything in perspective and slows things down!! We love having the opportunity to share this with others and hear their stories along the way. So, if you get the chance, please be our guest!! And enjoy 'Another Day in Paradise' with us in 2015...

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Speaks: english

23 Reviews

4.7
based on 23 traveler reviews

Orland Parl, IL
5

Another great week at the beach!

  • 5 of 5

We have consistently had a wonderful experience with this rental. Owner is great to work with. Spotless and comfortable condo. Everything you could need to cook and BBQ. Deck has everything for the beach. Rafts, chairs, lots of toys for the kids. Beautiful private beach. Location is perfect. Lots to do in the area.

Thank you for sharing your home with us.

The Senft Family

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

This was our first trip to Michigan, and we will be returning. Tony was awesome to work with. He gives you all the information you will need. The property itself is not the most impressive sight you will ever see, but that didn't bother us one bit. The condo/apartment was very clean. It is somewhat small, but for a family of four it is all you really need. The views of Lake Michigan are amazing. The beach is great, but the path back and forth is a good workout. I would suggest that anyone staying here pay the extra fee for the golf cart. It makes life very simple. Overall it was a great experience, and I highly recommend anyone to check it out.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

False advertising

  • 4 of 5

I have both positive and negative items in my review. This Condo is the 4th unit back from the Bluff. You also have to drive or walk to the beach front. The golf cart is a wonderful perk. The beach is shared but only by a few families. The location is conveniently located between St. Joseph and South Haven. We had pizza at DiMaggios, the best pizza in the area.

This is a nice, clean condo unit, but they do not provide coffee, spices, towels or movies. Tony only says to bring towels, but you have to bring your own BATH and Kitchen towels. Very low budget. We enjoyed our stay but for the price you would expect more.

Visitors from St. Louis, MO

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Great vacation

  • 4 of 5

Indeed there was a breathtaking view of the water! Loved the fact that there was a golf cart to use to go up and down the path to the beach. The view from the bluff was wonderful. The living space was nice. Indeed there is one huge bedroom with a bunk bed included. Note the pool is shared by several and wasn't open yet this year while we were there. We would for sure visit AGAIN. It was super peaceful and had the beach almost to ourselves. Can't say enough about the view!!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

What a great place to stay!

  • 4 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my week at the condo! The location is perfect. A short trip from the highway, yet it feels like it is in the middle of no where. And a quick trip to either St. Joe or South Haven. The condo sits about 30 ft from a large, grassy bluff with a gorgeous view of Lake Michigan. There is also a paved walkway down to the beach. The beach is clean, secluded and a great place to spend the day at the water or to watch the sun set. Everything about it is a peaceful, beautiful location. It is a great condo for a single, couple or a family.

The condo is quite spacious for a one bedroom, clean and well furnished, very comfy-cozy. There is a large deck attached to the condo with a table and chairs, a great place to eat meals and enjoy the surroundings. There is ample room in the kitchen and it is well equipped with most everything you need. A spacious bathroom with a shower/tub. The bedroom is large with a comfortable bed and a what seemed to be a nice set of (large) bunk beds.

The only negative thing I would have to say is that the walk to the beach is some what steep, and there isn't an actual pathway to the water. The only reason I mention this is for someone that does not get around easily, this would be a challenge. I looked at it as a good opportunity for exercise. :)

I look forward to returning to this little piece of paradise time and time again.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful.. Relaxing.. Heaven

  • 5 of 5

Working with Tony on getting our trip arranged was great.. he was very responsive and easy to get ahold of. The house was great.. clean, well equipped kitchen even with a Keurig:) . I really wanted a place that was as close to the beach as possible.. and this was as close as it gets! When we decided we wanted a cold drink, or a snack, or needed to use the restroom.. the walk back up was easy! I would recommend that if you have any restrictions or difficulty with walking you get the golf cart. There is a steep hill that would have been impossible for my mother in law to climb.. but the cart made it simple to get her there and back. I am already looking for a weekend for next year. Great find!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
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Location

From the Owner

Once you get to the beach the answer is obvious. But to have something that is this private and undeveloped yet so close to all the bustling tourist towns and big cities is nothing but amazing. It was a lottery pick and we were lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. The grounds are a little primitive, but the condos are incredible. And the beach..... well you just gotta see that for yourself. Then try realizing this is the midwest... Plus, if you get to see a sunset, it will be something you will never forget....

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Dimaggios -- Our Fav Pizza n Drink!! at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : Harbor Shores -- Awesome Course at 3 Miles Nearest Train : St Joseph -- Amtrak at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : M-63 at 0.5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : St Joe is packed with great Restaurants at 5 Miles

Too much sun to labor over the stove? No Problem. St Joe, South Haven and Saugatuk are only minutes away and each presents its own unique dining experience. Weather its eggs in the AM or prime rib at nite there are literally hundreds of dining options to choose from in this area. Got Kids? The Air Museum, Childrens Museum, Light Houses, Pick-your-own fruit, and Surfari Joes Water Park are within minutes of Pottawattamie. And for the ladies, shop til you drop (or plastic declined), at any of the beautiful, rustic downtowns. Should I mention antiques and wineries?? Lots of them, really close!! You will be planning your next trip before you even leave. Enjoy all the festivals in the area or watch the ragata or a parade of boats that make there way to this area weekly. And GUYS, you have some of the best golf in the US right here in SW Michigan! Harbor Shored hosted the 2012 Senior PGA Championships (a Jack Nicklaus Signature Championship coarse, less that 5 Minutes away) and will be back This year for a second PGA event in 2014..... Mark your calendar now, hit it while it is HOT!! Be sure to ask about stay and play specials in Spring and Fall. If that is not enough for the golf enthusyist there are still dozens of green fees minutes away awaiting your slice. Don't forget Notre Dame football, MIS (Michigan International Speedway), and hundreds of local events in season and during the 'off' season. New attractions make there way to these shores every year bringing more excitement and new opportunities to truly fall in love with this area. Search for your niche, there is something waiting for you in SW Michigan.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Rates
Jun 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,750
$3,500
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$265
$1,750
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $65
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $85
Property Damage Protection $79

Seasonal Rates OR long term off season rates available!!.
Summer '16 Rates $265 per night or $1750 per week -- Reserve by March 31st and get $100 Discount off One Week Summer Rentals!
50% off Golf Cart Rental with Reservation by March 31st

Long term month to month occupancy optional, please inquire; Whirlpool and contractor discounts available!! Vets and Parents with kids with special needs please mention for additional discounts that may apply -- Discount black out dates -- 6/15/16 -- 9/15/16 All others may apply!!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

From the Owner

Private Beach is our biggest asset. We have PGA worthy golf courses, 5 start restaurants, brewery's, some of the country's best wineries, tons of Antique shops, and numerous quaint, festive towns that are so very close. You can enjoy any of this, or sit back by the beach and roast some marshmallows with friends and family as the sun sets. The choices are all yours -- and there's never a wrong one!! Come see for yourself...

Property Type

  • condo

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Parking ...

Dining

  • Dining Area

Pool / Spa

  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 750 sq. ft.

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1

Outside

  • Outdoor Grill

Meals

  • Guests provide their own meals

Notes:

  • Although only 1 Bedroom, the Condo comfortably sleeps 5. A KING SIZE bed accompanied by a FULL size day bed, SINGLE bunk, and a new Sofa welcomes you in to recharge after a day at the BEACH. We also stock a full size air matress for your added options. There is also a pack and play for the little ones -- We WANT to make sure you are all comfortable!!! You want SAND? There is plenty of it, we sit atop miles of shoreline containing virtually rock free sugar sand that welcomes you to explore the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan on Pottawattamie's Private Lakefront!! Recent additions to the condo include a 350 sf deck and 250 sf stone tile patio located just out side. A new Grill and Comfy Patio furniture will be awaiting your arrival! Sunsets are free here! A paved path will lead you back to the Lake for bonfires at night or have your own on the patio (firepit & wood included). Grill on your personal gas grill or cook in the full size kitchen. A fullsize fridge, Stove w/ oven, microwave, 12 BTL WINE COOLER, and all the utensils, pots, pans and 'kitchen stuff' (coffee pot, crockpot, toaster, waffle maker, ect.) you could possibly need! Enjoy every minute AND meal with your stay. Your creativity is welcome here! (And yes, we do have new flatscreen TV's w/cable, DVD player, etc)

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